Our Team

Our Team come from a range of backgrounds and bring a breadth of both execution and operational experience, as well as relevant relationships and extensive networks to Long Harbour.  This, combined with our drive, motivation, helps us deliver the high quality service our clients require and deserve.

  • John Coling

    John Coling

    Construction Director

    John joined Long Harbour in 2018 as a Construction Director in the Long Harbour BtR/multifamily team. John reports to the Development and Investment Director and oversees all construction activities for Long Harbour's multi-family investments, including new build BtR projects and refurbishment programmes of existing assets. John is responsible for managing the project team including, architects, Site Managers, Contractors, Procurement Manager and Design Manager’s during the delivery of all construction and refurbishment programmes and ensuring soft landings of all projects during the handover to the operational phase. He is responsible for all construction budgets and ensuring these are delivered on time and on budget. John is also a member of the ESG Committee.

    Prior to joining, John spent 4 years at Gardiner and Theobold in Project Management for high end hotels, residential developments and commercial office projects across London with a total GDC of £1bn. John has been involved from the project brief stage through planning, delivery, mobilisation and handover, bringing over 10 years of experience in Project Management to Long Harbour.

  • Marian Condie

    Marian Condie

    Executive Assistant

    Marian Condie is the Executive Assistant to Richard Silva and Jack Spearman. She joined Long Harbour in 2018 and brings her vast management, administrative and legal experience to assist the smooth running of the Ground Rent team.

    Educated at the University of Surrey, Marian is a qualified Legal Executive and spent many years working for leading law firms in the City and West End of London. Her experience is primarily in Property and Corporate Finance Law. Prior to joining Long Harbour, Marian started her own company, providing business consultancy services to a few select clients, that she ran successfully for over 10 years.

  • Katya Do

    Katya Do

    Associate Director

    Katya is an Associate Director at Long Harbour. Her responsibilities involve providing detailed financial modelling, deal structuring and capital optimisation analysis for the strategic land deals within the Long Harbour Real Estate Partners Fund. She works closely with the Fund Manager and development team as part of the fundraising process. Katya comes from a diverse professional background including Investment Banking, Consulting and Principal Investing. She studied BA Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and MSc Real Estate, Economics and Finance at London School of Economics. She is qualified as a CFA Charterholder.

  • Aldred Drummond

    Aldred Drummond

    Director

    Aldred is a Director of Real Estate and a member of the Investment Committee. He is responsible for the origination of residential real estate opportunities in the UK, in particular on PRS investment opportunities, and has sourced both on and off market opportunities that have been executed on, and are currently in the LHIF pipeline.

    Aldred has over a decade of experience in UK residential real estate across all stages of a transaction, be it acquisition or development. His transaction experience includes the successful acquisition of over 4,000 acres north of Greater London, and the subsequent obtaining of planning permission for c.15,000 houses and over 5 million sq. ft. of commercial space.

  • Geordie Erskine

    Geordie Erskine

    Senior Associate

    Geordie joined the acquisition team for Long Harbour's ground rent fund in 2013, he assists in transaction management and financial appraisal. On a day to day basis Geordie originates, manages, undertakes legal due diligence and executes his own deals. In addition Geordie also leads the financial appraisal and valuation.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Geordie studied at the University of Newcastle.

  • Retha Fourie

    Retha Fourie

    Group Financial Controller

    Retha joined the company in 2011 and played a key role in setting-up the Long Harbour Ground Rent Fund. Retha is responsible for the maintaining the management accounts and payroll for all entities across the platform, performing cash and working capital reconciliations, as well as the accounting and approval of completion statements for corporate and property acquisitions at the ground rent fund level. Her responsibilities include liaising with external auditors and overseeing the finance function of the group's ground rent property management and rent collection company.

    Retha is a registered member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) and has a degree in Cost and Management Accounting.

  • Francesca Gilmartin

    Francesca Gilmartin

    Personal Assistant

    Francesca is the Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer. She joined Long Harbour in 2017 and her key responsibilities include diary management, organising travel, events and conferences as well as working in a front of house capacity.

    Prior to working at Long Harbour, Francesca completed a degree in English Literature at Birkbeck University in London and has more than ten years’ experience in administration.

  • Josh Gwatkin

    Josh Gwatkin

    Associate

    Josh joined the ground rent acquisition team in 2016 from a background in finance and real estate. Working closely with the Fund Manager, Josh’s primary responsibilities include deal origination, appraisal, valuation and acquisition of UK ground rent assets. He is highly experienced in financial modelling, contract negotiation and overseeing due diligence procedures.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Josh held positions at TP ICAP and BGC Partners specialising in foreign exchange.

  • Gabrielle Hood

    Gabrielle Hood

    Associate Director

    Gabrielle has been a member of the the real estate & ground rents acquisition team since 2011 and in the past 8 years she has contributed significantly to the growth of Long Harbour’s ground rent fund. Gabrielle plays an integral part in the origination and transactional capability of the team, managing a team of 3 and handling numerous portfolio acquisitions every year. She has negotiated and concluded a number of corporate transactions, and has successfully secured output agreements with a range of house builders. In addition, Gabrielle is actively involved in the fund’s financing arrangements, both new and existing and is also a member of the Long Harbour Charity Committee.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Gabrielle studied Physics at the University of St Andrews.

  • Mohsin Jamal

    Mohsin Jamal

    Senior Associate

    Mohsin is a Senior Associate in the Long Harbour BtR/multifamily team. He joined Long Harbour in 2018, reporting to the Investment and Development Director. Mohsin’s primary responsibilities are on deal origination and development management. This includes leading on the due diligence process, detailed financial modelling, commercial negotiation and presentation and reporting in line with the investment processes. Duties also include the ongoing oversight and management of assets during the development phase.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Mohsin gained nine years of experience from the whole lifecycle of real estate assets from inception to delivery. Reporting to the Investment and Development Director, Mohsin’s focus is on deal origination, due diligence and execution of new investments. In addition, Mohsin also supports fund activities and asset management functions. Mohsin holds an MBA from London Business School and achieved his Engineering degree with honours from the University of Melbourne.

  • Douglas McKenzie

    Douglas McKenzie

    Group Finance Director

    Douglas is the Group Finance Director and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee. He brings wide ranging expertise to the day to day asset management of the underlying funds, and completion of corporate and asset transactions. His oversight responsibilities cover the finance, accounting, tax, treasury, risk management and regulatory compliance of the firm as an AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager).

    Douglas worked at Moore Stephens LLP from 2000 to 2012. Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001, Douglas provided audit and assurance services to a client base comprising high-net worth family office investment and hedge funds, shipping and real estate clients (both private and public).

  • Peter Millington

    Peter Millington

    Associate

    Peter joined Long Harbour in the BtR/multifamily team in 2016 and reports to the Development and Investment Director. Peter’s responsibilities include deal origination, assisting in the due diligence process detailed financial modelling, and assisting in the procurement of debt inline with the Investment Process. Peter is studying towards the level three CFA exam.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Peter achieved a masters degree in Physics at Cardiff University.